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Delicious crispy kale chips after air frying in a white bowl.

Air fryer Kale Chips

These kale chips in air fryer are super crunchy, healthy and delicious. Very easy to make in the air fryer. Do try.
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword air fryer kale chips, kale chips, kale chips in air fryer
recipe air fryer snacks
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 29kcal




  • Wash well and dry the kale leaves. Dry them completely with kitchen towels. Carefully pluck out the leaves into bite-sizes leaving thick spine behind.
  • Using your hands or brush, lightly coat both the sides with some olive oil.
  • Using your hands lightly sprinkle some salt all over the kale.

Air frying Instructions

  • Place kale leaves in air fryer basket. I did two batches for my kale chips.
  • Air fry for about 4-5 minutes at 380F or 180C. After 1 minute, keep checking on the kale leaves.
  • Take them out when the edges start to brown and the kale crisp up.
  • Some of them crisp up faster than the others. I kept removing them to ensure that they did not get charred while the others were crisping up.
  • These are done really quickly. My kale leaves did not fly around at all.
  • Once the chips are done, serve them with any dip of choice.
  • You can also store them in an air-tight container at room temperature for up to 2-3 days. They don’t last that long though.
  • Very handy, crunchy and quick snack. Do try.

Baking Instructions

  • Preheat oven at 300F. Lay the kale leaves tossed with olive oil and lightly sprinkled with salt on a baking tray lined with parchment paper.
  • Bake at 300F or 150C for about 20-25 minutes till the leaves start turning brown on the edges and crisp up well. Enjoy this delicious snack.


1. Choose bright green and fresh kale leaves. After washing and drying them well, pick them out so as to leave out the thick spine. Spine is bitter, and for that reason it is best to discard it.
2. I just pluck out the leaves using my fingers.
3. Make sure they are completely dry. This is important for them to be crispy. Lightly spray or brush olive oil on both sides.
4. Sprinkle just a little bit of Himalayan pink salt. Frankly these chips don’t need any other seasoning. But you can try out other seasonings as per taste.
5. When air frying, check after every minute. I keep removing the ones that have crisped up and whose edges start browning. This is to make sure that none of them get browned.
They don’t take too long to crisp up. I took maximum 4-5 minutes.
I did not face any issue of flying kale chips.
5.Take them out and serve them as is. So addictively tasty. The kids just polished off a bowl.


Calories: 29kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 0.4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 171mg | Potassium: 75mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 0.2g | Vitamin A: 2165IU | Vitamin C: 20mg | Calcium: 55mg | Iron: 0.4mg